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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination Information for Healthcare Providers

One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease

Shingles vaccine has been licensed since 2006. Zostavax® is the only shingles vaccine currently approved for use in the United States. This vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles by 51% and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) by 67%. It is administered subcutaneously as a single dose, and can be given in a doctor’s office or pharmacy. CDC recommends shingles vaccine for people age 60 years and older. Even people who have had shingles can receive the vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.